I’m an obsessive organizer, even when it comes to fun. When I find a handy blog about travel, I plop it into my Traveling page, where it can mingle with all the other travel blogs without any interference from cooking or news blogs.
This page inspires me and helps me plan. Photo feeds from National Parks and worldwide locales remind me of past adventures and get me daydreaming about new places to go. I’ve picked up some savvy tips about flight upgrades and security bulletins from travel blogs, and I use Yahoo! Travel’s FareChase to track prices on specific flights. I even have a custom news feed (more on how to do that in a future post) that keeps me up to date on my next destination.
Try adding the Traveling page to your My Yahoo!. You can make it your own with more travel feeds from the directory, or by doing a search. And for even more ideas, check out the Travel Smart page from our content partner, Concierge.
Do you use more than one My Yahoo! page? Tell us how in the comments.
My Yahoo! Editor
Ever get tired of having the same old content sources on your page, day after day? Consider adding Inside My Yahoo!, which brings you a daily content suggestion. Our editors comb through the millions of feeds (so you don’t have to). Oh, and occasionally we’ll add tips and updates from the product team, just to keep you in the know.
The NFL season kicks off this week, and if you’re a fan you’ll want to track upcoming games and recent scores by adding the Scoreboard module. Here’s a walk-through to help you use it.
Click the gear wheel in the top right to open the options menu. To add all the games on the NFL schedule, click the plus sign beside National Football League. Click the Save button and you’ll see all the upcoming games, in-progress scores, and even previous scores in the Yesterday tab.
Maybe you only want to keep up on a few teams. You can add them individually to the Scoreboard module. Open the options menu and browse for a specific football team by clicking on “National Football League.” Select your team’s conference and division, then click the plus sign next to your team’s name.
Or, you can search for your team by name: click the magnifying glass to open up a search box. Find your team in the search results and click the plus sign to add it. Delete teams by clicking the X beside their name in the “My selections” box. When you have all the teams you want, click Save to return to the module.
And the sports goodness doesn’t end there. Check out all the NFL team news feeds offered at Yahoo! Sports, along with other sports and analysis feeds. Add photos from any sport or team by navigating to its photos gallery and clicking the Add to My Yahoo! button.
Sound like too much work? Add the Football page —it covers NFL and NCAAF in news, photos, video, and more. Plus the Scoreboard module is already loaded with the NFL schedule.
Enjoy, sports fans!
My Yahoo! Editor
The Company News module is back; now loaded with options that bring you breaking news in multiple views to keep you informed of what matters most to you.
This gives you full control of the companies you want to read about. Start with customizing the list of companies (Edit). Then read them all at once (Show All). Or for a sharper focus on your watch list, selectively expand individual tickers. Any time you want, you can expand a ticker with a single mouse click. And the number of headlines shown per company is, of course, your choice (Edit).
New Portfolio View
We’ve designed this for both portfolio investors and those who just want a new perspective. All news related to a portfolio’s ticker symbols are grouped and sorted in reverse chronological order. This makes scanning news about a large group of companies easy and can help you keep an eye on portfolios you are actively managing. The number of headlines displayed per portfolio is, again, up to you.
What I like most about the views is that you can flip back and forth between them by simply clicking on the Portfolio and Ticker tabs at the top of the module. Those with big portfolios may find “Show All” and “Hide All” helpful too.
Add Company News and let us know what you think.
My Yahoo! Product Manager
Here’s a tip for those of you not familiar with RSS and feeds. RSS is a format for distributing and gathering content from sources across the Web that is easily read through a reader like My Yahoo!. So next time you happen upon a site that you might like to check on occasion, give it a try.
Add an RSS feed from the site to your page:
• Follow the instructions on the site to locate the feed URL (look for the RSS icon) and copy it.
• In My Yahoo!, go to Personalize this page > Content: Add RSS Feed > Paste the URL and click Add.
The content will be added to the top left of your page.
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